May 9, 1953 – May 15, 2015
On May 19, Brian Anthony Gervol passed away peacefully in his home. Brian was born May 9, 1953 and raised in Duluth, MN. After college, he moved to Salem, Oregon, where he worked as a librarian at Candalarea Elementary School. Upon electing to depart an educational institute and further his education, Brian applied for and earned the title of United States Border Patrol Agent. He was assigned to the “front line” in El Paso, Texas, where he became a “native Texan.” In order to return to his family, Brian accepted a voluntary demotion and transfer. He happily transferred from the crime-ridden southern border in Texas, to the northern border in Washington state, where he worked at the Blaine Station. Work with the U.S. Border Patrol afforded Brian the opportunity to experience numerous temporary duty assignments throughout the U.S., Italy and Russia, specifically, the former Soviet Union. In 2005, Brian retired from the U.S. Border Patrol as a Senior Patrol Agent, after serving 25 years. Brian loved and enjoyed teaching, learning, socializing, debating, music, shooting, photography, bicycling, gaming and sharing with friends and family.
The great ‘Uncle Brian’ is survived by his nephew, Magnus (Melanie) Gervol, niece Erika (Jesse) Creydt, sister-in-law Johanna Gervol, three great-nephews (Victor Gervol, James Creydt & Grant Creydt), and a great niece (Hannah Creydt). His big brother, Victor John Gervol Jr. and his beloved parents 1st Sgt. Victor John Gervol Sr. and Violet Gervol, proceeded him in death. Brian loved his family, friends, the U.S. Border Patrol, specifically the “old patrol”, and his country… the United States of America. On Saturday, June 27, at 1 p.m., a memorial tribute to Brian’s living memory and life will be held at Grace Lutheran Church, 702 G Street in Blaine, WA. Everyone is welcome to celebrate Brian’s life.